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Rahm Emanuel and Toni Preckwinkle
Maria Houser Conzemius July 16, 2014 at 11:49 am
Maybe the Chicago Mob made her an offer she couldn't refuse.
Tony July 17, 2014 at 05:17 am
Big deal. Two career politicians stealing a pay check with their grubby hands in every ones pockets.Read More Get a real job ! One term and done ! Show me a good politician and I'll show you an excellent liar. This is not a newsworthy item. Scumbag talentless career politicians !
DHD July 17, 2014 at 11:05 am
Karen Lewis must not be elected. That will usher in the era of Detroit style clown government.
Dan Rutherford sings "Happy Birthday."
Bambi July 16, 2014 at 11:37 am
I think it was very tacky. If I had just lost my husband 3 months ago, I wouldn't want someone toRead More remind me of his birthday in a public way like that. I would already be aware of it and prefer to grieve and remember him without publicity.
Karen M. Bushy July 16, 2014 at 11:50 am
"Bambi", Mr. Rutherford does not do it in a "public way". It is an email thatRead More comes to your own personal email box if you register your birthday with Mr. Rutherford's website. It was Mr. Brady who chose to make the birthday greeting public, not Mr. Rutherford. If Mr. Brady didn't want it publicized, he could have and should have just deleted it and moved on. Why does his deceased wife still have an email account that he is monitoring? That would be the bigger question in my mind.
Walter White July 16, 2014 at 04:35 pm
Another proud member of the Stupid Party.
Kurt Diekelman July 14, 2014 at 08:38 pm
A traffic study was never done for this. If you can believe it, Thornton has agreed to allowRead More Homewood to do a traffic study after the agreement has been signed. Also ifMenards, which is running a distant 3rd behind Loews and Home Depot closes Thornton gets nothing but a closed street. Homewood really took advantage of the fact that the administration in Thornton is new and inexperienced. Quite simply they are in over their heads. Homewood really ate our lunch on this one.
dp July 14, 2014 at 11:14 pm
Patch Editor will you be asking any questions? How about talking with Menards and finding out whatRead More their plans really are. Thornton residents were first told about the possibility of the road closing at a village board meeting in June. We were told that Homewood had issued an ultimatum and would close their portion of the road to keep Menards in Homewood no matter what Thornton wanted. Looking at Homewood board meeting minutes from June back to December there has been no discussion of Menards or road closing.
dp July 14, 2014 at 11:16 pm
Patch Editor will you be asking any questions? How about talking with Menards and finding out whatRead More their plans really are. Thornton residents were first told about the possibility of the road closing at a village board meeting in June. We were told that Homewood had issued an ultimatum and would close their portion of the road to keep Menards in Homewood no matter what Thornton wanted. Looking back in Homewood board meeting minutes from June back to December there has been no discussion of Menards or road closing.
A honeybee | Credit: Ken Thomas
LunchLadyU July 8, 2014 at 09:45 pm
I like that this happened at Gate B7. haha Yes, we need bees to pollinate so we have food to eat.Read More Save the bees!
Jim July 9, 2014 at 08:59 pm
In 2011, O'Hare Airport became the first U.S. airport to open an apiary on the premises. ThatRead More spring, 28 beehives were opened as part of a conservation program, according to the City of Chicago. Hansen now oversees 75 beehives at the airport, one of the world's busiest. Why didn't THIS makes the news???? Rock on honeybees!
AJ McCrea July 14, 2014 at 10:11 am
This is not Oak Lawn news.
Andy Shaw and the Better Government Association
Harry Callahan July 3, 2014 at 07:33 am
We have to take back our country from these dirty politicians from the WH right down to the stateRead More and local Gov. its just out of control.
Homewood Jim July 3, 2014 at 08:27 am
Cities, counties, states, countries - like fruit, rot from within. At least in this case they can'tRead More blame the Republicans, because there aren't any. One-party rule is usually called a dictatorship. And there aren't citizens, there are only slaves.
Voice of Reason July 5, 2014 at 05:40 pm
"Cook County government, led by Board President Toni Preckwinkle, refuses to release documentsRead More that would shed light on this issue."? I'm waiting for the response that will come in a week or 2 which will be the Lois Lerner/IRS excuse that the "dog ate my homework", and that Two Years Worth of Lerner's emails are Gone, and her computer Hard Drive mysteriously destroyed. Somehow, the history of this Board (with the likes of Stroger, Sr. & Jr., William Beavers, and John Daley) doesn't bode well for being Responsible with Your Taxpayer Dollars...
The remains of Bud Kelder are believed to be buried under this cross in a Manila cemetery. Photos provided by his cousin, John Eakin, show the remains of a veteran in the Philippines and a letter from Bud to his parents.
Rose Mary Stone July 4, 2014 at 11:33 am
A lengthy list of scandals regarding the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) has now beenRead More publically exposed by NBC, CBS, NPR, Stars and Stripes, the Associated Press, and a host of other media investigative reports. Scathing official reports by multiple federal agencies painted efforts by JPAC as dysfunctional, duplicative, inefficient, wasteful and so poorly managed and led that JPAC simply could not do the job assigned to it. No matter how hard the JPAC Central Identification Laboratory (CIL) and JPAC management tried to spin the fact that only 385 identifications in seven years with an annual budget far exceeding $100 million was someone else’s fault, the American public and Congress refused to buy this hogwash. The JPAC CIL finally admitted that it takes them an average of ELEVEN YEARS to make an identification after remains are recovered. Investigations by the Department of Defense found 600 to 1,000 sets of American servicemen's remains in cardboard boxes in the JPAC Laboratory that the CIL is incapable of identifying because their methods are antiquated and obsolete. The American public and families of MIAs who accepted the smoke and mirrors from the JPAC public relations machine for years through fraud, phony “arrival home” ceremonies, and out right lies; feel angry, humiliated, and betrayed beyond belief. A large number of current and former employees of JPAC cooperated with these investigations because they are dismayed, disillusioned, disheartened, disgusted, and still disbelieving of what they experienced at JPAC. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, in congressional testimony, spoke for many of them when he called JPAC “disgraceful”. Despite being accused of being “vindictive” and “disgruntled”, many past and present employees braved severe retaliation by the JPAC management to come forward with the truth. There are many truly dedicated men and women who work at JPAC who believe in the mission. Researchers, military recovery specialists, and field investigators who hack through jungles, climb mountains, and wade rivers only to be sabotaged in their work by a completely dysfunctional command deserve great credit for their efforts to expose JPAC’s corrupt operation. In the final analysis, no one with any common sense whatsoever believed the excuses of the JPAC Laboratory Scientific Director and other members of the leadership clique at JPAC when their disgraceful actions became public. The Secretary of Defense finally ordered JPAC dissolved and the entire operation be “overhauled”. The changes are long overdue. Yet, even now, those who remain in command at JPAC continue to make excuses and are trying to keep their high paying jobs through their usual finger pointing, denials of responsibility, and boasts that they can “overhaul” their own severe dysfunction if Congress will just give them more millions. Bovine excrement. It is now incumbent upon the Secretary of Defense to ensure that his pledge to the American public for a "paradigm shift" away from "outdated, institutionalized thinking" at JPAC becomes a reality. Such needed massive reform cannot be accomplished by changing the name of the organization, re-shuffling the same poor managers to new desks and titles, and allowing those at fault for not keeping up with modern science such as DNA, to keep their jobs. To do so would only allow the same infectious disease of arrogance and lies to the families of American heroes to take root all over again. Everyone at any level of management and culpability in the many JPAC scandals must be removed. And removed now! The disaster at JPAC has been added to the VA Hospital, Dover Mortuary, Arlington Cemetery, and the Viet Nam Unknown debacles. We cannot allow it to happen again.
Patch editor Joseph Hosey.
Kristina BeautifulMrs Riddle June 15, 2014 at 07:51 pm
People are hurting behind this...of course as a young writer myself I understand his want or desireRead More to share vital information with the public, however the Joliet Patch is known by many for its biased posts, racism, and ill regard for the death of those who perish in our town. This is controversial none the less...
amk June 22, 2014 at 08:03 am
I've had the chance to meet him in person he's a great guy
amk June 22, 2014 at 08:11 am
Did a story about my sister being killed by her husband really took the time to get to know her andRead More the family he's really a great guy and thanks for taking the time to get to know us and the who story it was over 10 years ago and he was just starting out here new to the area
Greg L June 8, 2014 at 06:44 pm
Learn to write. Did we mention? No, because I am reading an article and who is we? Do you have aRead More team writing this crap?
Doug June 8, 2014 at 10:31 pm
I believe the author is implying the "collective" we. It's only a figure of speech.
Darkness June 9, 2014 at 08:31 am
Kellogg was getting kickbacks I bet. He's pretty much admitted that he's either the dumbest, naiveRead More person in politics, or a crooked politician. Based on his prior campaign contributors, it's both.
prairiegrasshawk June 5, 2014 at 10:08 am
Bulldoze and restore the land from the deteriorating mess that it is. It was built on beautifulRead More wetlands-- all that waste for 40 years of "shopping"-- a blip in time.
Genvieve LaChappele June 5, 2014 at 01:46 pm
Lincoln Mall has as much chance at becoming a thriving mall, as Homewood does at getting a TraderRead More Joe's! What a joke!
Gogigi June 8, 2014 at 11:11 am
If the right mix of anchor stores (Macy's, Nordstrom's Rack, Forever 21) and restaurants, LincolnRead More Mall could be the Jewel of the Southern Suburbs. Look at Orland Mall!
Gov. Pat Quinn's front yard. | Credit: Mark Konkol/DNAInfo Chicago
Edward Andrysiak June 10, 2014 at 01:13 pm
No friends in the neighborhood? When my neighbors are gone on extended vacations and the like...IRead More zip over and cut their grass. But then I like them and value their friendship.
WompBomp June 13, 2014 at 03:15 pm
I don't understand why, between the bullets and the drug dealers, nobody had a chance to go overRead More there and pour some grass killer on the lot...
Walt July 1, 2014 at 08:14 am
The individuals that worry about weeds should get a life. Weeds are a sign of a non-toxic lawn.Read More Weed free lawns usually have dangerous chemicals applied that run-off into rain sewers and end up in lakes and streams. I'd rather have a lawn that is safe for my grandchildren. Many weeds are edible. This has nothing to do with whether I vote for Quinn,
Edward Andrysiak May 16, 2014 at 10:55 am
Here is why I can't wait for this "commander in grief' to be out of office. As head of theRead More military you would think he would hop in this problem and get it fixed. Instead he waits for someone other than himself to find the solution...like he is having an out of body experience and just looking in on the goings on. At this point there is no other immediate fix other than servicing vets in the private sector via Medicare providers and family Doctors and Hospitals...Vets get a VA voucher/card to use just like Medicare. How hard would it be to implement that? Where the hell is that executive order pen he is so good with. I guess that would signal that his Obama care isn't going to work either. It sickens me to know that the gangbangers in the south side of Chicago get better and more immediate care than our Vets.
Harry Callahan May 16, 2014 at 05:31 pm
To all Veterans I think its time to take our country back whats left of it.
Just sayin June 23, 2014 at 02:09 pm
Maybe the problem is there isn't enough staff and not enough space for all departments? Not makingRead More excuses, just saying. I know I'm late on this post, but maybe that is something to look into?
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knee jerk July 3, 2014 at 07:27 pm
No, Igor: If it comes out of their mouths it is the truth. You on the other hand have to proveRead More everything you say. At least that's the way it seemed when I last did jury duty. Hypocrisy.
Igor July 4, 2014 at 05:27 pm
Last time I had jury duty, the judge giving the instructions told us that when listening toRead More testimony, the police testimony holds no more credence than the average citizen. If you fight a ticket, guess who the judge is going to believe?
knee jerk July 4, 2014 at 07:58 pm
My point exactly.
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WompBomp June 13, 2014 at 03:18 pm
>Democrats<
T as in Truth June 13, 2014 at 09:35 pm
Speaking of no bs....time to think about stopping at white castle® to try theirnew siratchaRead More chicken sliders. Available for a kimited time only.
T as in Truth June 13, 2014 at 09:37 pm
Speaking of no bs....time to think about stopping at white castle® to try their new siratchaRead More chicken sliders. Available for a limited time only.
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Tass Kandle June 20, 2014 at 09:56 am
They can put fruity/marshmallow flavors in vodka ( product that is KNOWN to kill people) but not inRead More e-cigarettes, a product that I believe saved my life? Sorry but you can pull my cappuccino flavor loaded vape pen from my cold dead lips.
Becky June 20, 2014 at 12:44 pm
Extremely good point, Tass Kandle. Makes me wonder about their real motivation.
Jerry Schmidt June 20, 2014 at 01:58 pm
motivation...."Total control"
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Vernon Cherrywood May 15, 2014 at 01:12 pm
Yes. I recently relocated to Colorado and legalizing pot has already created tens of millions in taxRead More dollars for schools, infrastructure, etc. There have been literally no incidents of violence or crime related to legalization. It is highly controlled and regulated, eliminating shady business practices and it all but ended the illegal Mexican drug cartel's business in the State. Also, law enforcement can finally focus on real criminals and help free our prison system of minor drug offenders. (That we as tax payers are paying for).
State Rep. Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), House Minority Leader
Independence666 April 25, 2014 at 05:25 am
When you have to criticize typos, you've obviously lost the argument. Have a nice life.
Isaac DC April 30, 2014 at 10:03 pm
Dear Obama Library Supporters, please do everyone a favor- PLEASE open "YOUR" wallets andRead More give accordingly and whilst you are at it, try not using your EBT's cards to do so while those who work hard for their ends try to make them meet before the next crazy tax or STIMULUS affects them and their family trying their darndest to put food on the table and a roof over their heads. BTW, I am not a REPUB nor do I watch FOX or any brainwashing media news corp... sure, I know you (CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, AL JAZEERA etc. believers), all own Prius's and do your part to prevent Global (Billionaire-Al GORE) Warming by keeping your Carbon Footprint (good luck with breathing) down to nil, you don't break the law (Freaken Golden-Blago) types all got it figured out as long as you are making all the decisions and rules. yep, your sheit don't stink either. Crazy Lemmings... sheesh.
WompBomp June 13, 2014 at 03:37 pm
Obama Library... What an oxymoron.
Grumpy Old Man April 22, 2014 at 07:25 am
I should have said no Ford Foundation grants. There will always be foundations giving out grants.Read More Hopefully they won't do as the Ford Foundation did and give a grant to Jeff Ford and his gang.
Edward Andrysiak April 22, 2014 at 01:09 pm
Well, here comes more get rid of the guns talk. You seldom hear why the gangs are at war. The reasonRead More is market share. It's about money. That is how they support themselves. So, let's concentrate on removing what the fight over...drug sales, prostitution and the like. Rid the neighborhoods of that and there will be less to fight over. Squeeeeeze their profits down to zero and there will be less violence!
Daniella Ruiz April 23, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Hey Oprah, where are you?? out in the streets helping these thugs find a new way of life?? with allRead More that cash and negro power behind you, you should be able to fix this in one show.
President Obama
stanley seigler May 6, 2014 at 07:24 pm
@Deerfield Resident, apologies for over reacting to the skin color statement. didn't mean to implyRead More anything personal. i just dont understand why skin color/race is brought up in any criticism of BO if it doesnt matter?? ____________________________________________________ +++ Obama’s Top 50 Accomplishments < http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/march_april_2012/features/obamas_top_50_accomplishments035755.php?page=all > ____________________________________________________ +++ 1. Passed Health Care Reform; 2. Passed the Stimulus; 3. Passed Wall Street Reform >>> goto link for the other 47 >>> ____________________________________________________ +++ "purely from an economic view NOT a social issue view": the economy is better now than in 2008, eg, DJI at around 16,000, jobs being created. ____________________________________________________ +++ re: " What are you saying in your second PP" ... trying to say: what BO policies DR would repeal? ACA? equal pay for women? >>> what/how/when would you do better?? ohand what tax breaks has BO taken from small business? your turn.
Jon Paul Sapsford June 6, 2014 at 11:00 pm
There is a shocking amount of racism going on here. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. It isRead More an absolute honor to have a presidential library.
Tony June 7, 2014 at 12:24 am
Saps ford. You pay for it. This is one of the most disgraceful presidential administrations of allRead More time.
Jennifer Molski April 17, 2014 at 04:31 pm
Every year as I write my check to the Village of Flossmoor for $70 for my car and 2 pooches IRead More can’t help but think what an antiquated, outdated practice this Vehicle/Pet registration is. I would like to know the actual costs involved with the administration of this program? These include direct costs of printing of carbonless forms along with envelopes, postage costs of mailings to residents, printing of the actual stickers and the indirect costs of staff time and ongoing enforcement. While I understand Flossmoor does not have the sales tax income of some of our neighboring towns and relies on these fees I would encourage the Village to explore some other more cost effective means. Seems like a new approach would be a nice, refreshing and well-deserved break for Flossmoor Residents who are already burdened by high taxes. An increasing number of suburbs are moving away from vehicle sticker programs and perhaps Flossmoor could follow suit. My idea is to include the annual vehicle/pet fee in one of the quarterly water bills ONLY if the Village is able to lower the annual vehicle fees (CUT IN HALF?) as a result of doing away with the high administration costs. Just a thought!
Ernie Souchak April 14, 2014 at 02:10 pm
@shussbar - would not the use of roadsalt be in direct proportion to the amount of snow that falls?Read More What am I missing? Don't use any salt except for every other snowstorm?
SHUSSBAR April 15, 2014 at 08:41 am
@ Ernie. Hi Ernie, what I meant was that we use too much salt overall and it, combine withRead More freezing/thawing, destroys the asphalt on roads. I am in favor of applying salt only on major roads. The rest can be only plowed. Packed snow provides better traction than the melted slush created with the salt solution. Sand/gravel can also be used to improve traction. People should also equipped their car with snow tires.
Liese A Ricketts April 18, 2014 at 07:38 am
The worst road I have seen, almost impassable, is the road/alley next to Charter One Bank on theRead More south side. It has craters.
Jesse Jackson Jr.
Joe Renda Sr. April 7, 2014 at 07:45 pm
Now he's a substance abuser? I thought he was bi-polar. The only thing I know for sure is that heRead More is a scumbag, piece of dog feces, and he should remain in solitary for the rest of his inappropriately short sentence.
mr lahey April 21, 2014 at 08:43 am
and soon to be msnbc host!
SHUSSBAR April 7, 2014 at 08:27 am
Really Hofeld? “Chickens smell,” Hofeld previously said in a Patch video. “TheyRead More really and truly do.” Let s ban cars, they smell. CN diesel trains smell, ban them. Garbage trucks smell, ban them, fertilizing lawn smell This is a ridiculous excuse. Sure it needs to be regulated somewhat (# of chicken/ft2, # of chicken total, etc etc). This said, there are more important things : Speeders on 183rd, cars, semi-trucks and school buses loaded with YOUR kids are speeding on 183rd everyday. I never saw police stopping a semi-truck or a school bus, i wonder why?
Hernendo RevolveR April 7, 2014 at 02:23 pm
How about cows? I want to raise cows on my property. Nothing like fresh milk!
Vernon Cherrywood April 13, 2014 at 11:37 am
Chickens are very "trendy" to own and it sounds so quaint and charming to have fresh eggsRead More and a little coop. Well, it's NOT. I have chickens next door to me in a tight-knit Denver neighborhood and they are VERY loud (They are chickens, not roosters) and unless the coop and yard is kept IMPECCABLY clean, they DO stink and are insanely unsanitary. You think a barking dog in the neighborhood is annoying? Wait until you unleash these upon yourselves. Careful what you wish for. If you want a farm, then move out of Homewood. It doesn't belong.
stanley seigler July 22, 2014 at 12:40 pm
:) tsk >>how can one be soo wrong about every issue >> cloudy's has perfect3ed the artRead More being soo wrong
McCloud July 22, 2014 at 02:00 pm
You obviously are not wrong on every issue, you said yourself that the unaffordable act will beRead More replaced. You also are a trickle down guy, bragging about a high Dow. Keep it up, you are getting there.
Gerald Vigue July 22, 2014 at 09:05 pm
McCloud, speaking of "Obama failures": More good news about the ACA!! RepublicanRead More Predictions of Obamacare premium spikes were wrong. Imagine that!!! Republicans wrong??? Do Republican "experts" on these things ever tire of being wrong? No, Obamacare has not led to massive premium spikes. Nearly 20 states have released preliminary information about premiums for insurance policies sold on their insurance exchanges, and the nightmare scenarios have not come to pass. In most of those states, the average increase across all exchange plans is in the single digits. [...] Larry Levitt, vice president for special initiatives at the Kaiser Family Foundation, said he's surprised by the variation in proposed changes but that on average, premiums are working out to about what he expected: hikes of 7 percent to 8 percent in most places instead of the more typical double or triple that Republicans predicted. All the people claiming that premiums are skyrocketing have been proven wrong, so they ought to stop claiming that now. They won't, of course, but if they were decent human beings they would.
jack hess April 4, 2014 at 10:33 am
Every State should pass this law. It would hopefully put these dirtbags out of business.
LB April 4, 2014 at 11:08 am
I dont think a $500 fine is going to stop many of those business owners. What are their chances ofRead More actually getting caught? However, I fully support this and wish that every state would pass it too.
Edward Andrysiak April 4, 2014 at 11:58 am
Intent seems ok but the definition of "puppy mill' is important. Example; a person wanting aRead More hunting dog, say an English Pointer, is likely not going to find one in a shelter. So, special use dogs will be bred "somewhere" for sale to prospective buyers. In some cases the breeder may be out of State. I think there needs to be careful consideration to the definition of the "puppy mill" word.
Edward Andrysiak April 2, 2014 at 11:02 am
You have to wonder what causes people to be so different. Mexicans, millions of them, sneak over theRead More line to get into this country. They are poor, uneducated and do not speak the language. THEY WORK and abide by the laws, respect family and everybody else. They don't create a Detroit or south side of Chicago. If your are in a hardware store and six Mexicans come in you assume they are buying tools to earn a living. If six blacks come in with hoodies and hanging pants you assume it is time to hold your wallet! Get it madhee? Whites don't do anything to you...you do it to yourselves. As an aside, you toss out your hard working decent black people as some kind of Uncle Tom...wake up and live for today!
Edward Andrysiak April 2, 2014 at 11:15 am
Madhee...you are so negative it prompts me to share another story with you...my first employee whenRead More I went into business was a black man. He stayed with me for years until he passed recently. He was the best technician in the place! I would have made him my service manager but...he could not read or write! He had five kids...(pay attention to what follows here)...they all received a college education and are doing well in life. He paid forward, never bitched or played the poor me part. Take a lesson from a great man. I think about him often. You will pass from my memory as soon as I shut this puter down. Wake up!
jack hess April 2, 2014 at 11:17 am
Your right Larry. No more wasting time on this close minded person. I witness how MuslimsRead More brutalize their women after i spend 6 six years in the middle east. Actually there is documented film 2014 made by Muslims women, on Human right Violation by Muslim men against Women and young little girls. Rapes, murder, genital mutilation, Muslims men taking 9 years old for a wife.
Judge Cynthia Brim in her Cook County booking mug and in happier times on a recent talk show appearance.
Ed60062 April 8, 2014 at 09:39 pm
Funny how everyone thinks she shouldn't be a judge but, as was pointed out earlier, few bothered toRead More vote no on the retention ballot.
Magilla Gorilla April 13, 2014 at 09:09 am
Wow. If they had an asterisk by her name on the ballot that symbolized a connotation regarding herRead More illness, I am sure people would have voted No. Most people that vote are either politically ignorant or corrupted anyway. Either way, the voting system is a fraud. SHOW HER THE MONEY, cuz, as far as I can tell, the vast majority of public servants have more than a few screws loose anyway... Birds of a feather flock together.
joan e. price April 27, 2014 at 10:23 am
If you have ever had the "misfortune" to stand before a Cook County judge you will realizeRead More Cynthia Brim is not alone in her mental Illness. There are other nuttier judges on the bench causing havoc to citizens looking for fair adjudication.
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